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like? >> we learned a lot of useful information. for us, it is going beyond just focusing on people with disabilities to try to get into what all of us are focused on, workforce development. we are over and over again from employers that there are jobs available, but there are skills gaps, and to the extent that we can plug in people with disabilities who may have expertise, either full-time or part-time, it is a benefit not just helping people with disabilities. it would be a benefit to our employers. >> you have your head up -- hand up? >> i would like to say that all of you are employers, and some of the biggest employers in your states. it is really important to have a team of your senior people that are being held accountable. the rest and work going on for many years -- the rest and work going on for many years -- there has been work going on for many years, getting information on what they are actually doing and whether the numbers are moving up or not. looking at what you are doing with the department of rehabilitation, it is like 80% federal, 20% state. some states are not
appreciate it. two reporters tho to help us, andy taylor, associated press, congressional reporter and roxannea turon, bloomberg reporter as well. andy, first question. go ahead. >> well, mr. chairman, as everybody in washington is very concerned about this phenomenon called the sequester which is the benefit of the audience, these automatic indiscriminate across-the-board cuts, 5% to domestic agencies, 8% to the pentagon, you've been looking at the kind of impact this will have. what do you expect? how much damage do you think it would do for government operations? how badly would it affect your constituents and people across the country? >> well, needless to say, being an appropriator, i think it's an idiotic way to do business. these are indiscriminate cuts. they're not thought through but are automatic across the board without any consideration of good, bad or evil, or whatever. so i think the cuts are devastating. i'm sad to see it take place but i don't see an effort being made realistically to stop it. >> do you, mr. chairman, do you think that once the sequester actually ta
of the house judiciary committee, congressman bob goodlatte. thank you for being with us today. >> good to be with you and your viewers. >> let me introduce our reporters.alan gomez, reporter for "usa today." >> thanks for agreeing to do this. on friday, you and your colleagues on the house to sherry committee republican-- house judiciary committee and colleagues adjusted to the obama administration that they are not doing a good job enforcing current gun laws. during the peak that the bush administration, there were 11,000 prosecutions of people who are illegally attempting to purchase a firearm. at its peak in the obama administration, there have been 7700 such prosecutions. your argument being that until the obama administration more effectively enforce current gun laws, there may be should not be any new gun laws. i'm curious what your measure of success would be for the justice department once they reach that point. is there a threshold you would like to see them reached before new gun legislation is considered? >> we are not saying that we are not going to be looking at new gun la
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